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Originally posted by Zanzibar
I am so glad the F/22 beat that hunk of crap. It probably has good performance and what not, but you cant be seen flying around in a glorified duck now can you?!
Originally posted by Seekerof
'Cuse me, devilwasp, but got a link to confirm your assertion of the YF-23, with its external pods, based on one early design, has/had or would have had a lower RCS value than the Raptor? Thank you, sir.
[edit on 20-6-2005 by Seekerof]
Originally posted by WestPoint23
So DW your saying that a F-23 with no weapons is a bit harder to detect than fully loaded F/A-22?
Man that must have been a hard choice for the AF brass.
The fact is its stealthier than the F-22 so you wouldnt be seen period.
This isn't "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"! These are machines of WAR! Their primary goal is to cause death and destruction, not win a beauty contest! I could care less if a plane looks like a duck, or even a male sexual organ for that matter, as long as it beats the hell outta the competition and accomplishes its missions efficiently and effectively!
Originally posted by f23ghost
the f23 was better in every way than the raptor i followed the the race step by step including when the test raptor crashed . the f23 was stealthier, faster , used less fuel than the raptor. the takeoff speed for the raptor at the time was 155 mph the takeoff speed for the f23 was only 135 mph making it more fuel efficient . but if you recall they were making military cuts in 1991 because that was when i got out of high school and it was time to think about the military. unfortunatley the f23 was more expensive so due to all the expense cuts they chose the cheaper one. which was a mistake because one of the test aircraft crashed and has delayed the full production of it till now. what would have been great fell to political crap.